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Sunday, June 30, 2013

 

6/30/2013, #86, 2nd Quarter 2013

Coming out, he went to the Mount of Olives, as he was accustomed, and his disciples also followed him. When he came to the place, he said to them, "Pray that you may not enter into temptation." And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's throw, and he knelt down and prayed, saying, "Father, if it is your will, take this cup away from me; nevertheless not my will, but yours, be done." (Luke 22:39-42)
      A word received: Make the choice to desire my Father's will above your own.

Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. (Galatians 5:1)
      Holy Spirit, please help us recognize every yoke of bondage for what it is and reject it.

For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. (Galatians 5:13)
      Jesus, help us show forth your love to one another.

For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (Galatians 5:14)
      Father, as you did with the Good Samaritan, give us eyes to see those in need around us and love them with Jesus' love.

But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another! (Galatians 5:15)
      (Blessing adapted from the Anglican Christian community in Ceylon, Pakistan, and India:)
      May the Name of Jesus, the Son of God, who is mightier than all the hosts of Satan, and more glorious than all the angels of heaven, abide with us in our going out and our coming in; by day and by night; at morning and at evening; at all times and in all places.
      May the Name of Jesus, the Son of God, protect and deliver us from the wrath of evil persons; from the assaults of evil spirits; from foes invisible; from the snares of the Evil One; and from all low passions that beguile the soul and body.
      May the Name of Jesus protect and deliver us.
      And the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit be with us this day and always. Amen.

I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. (Galatians 5:16)
      Jesus, please help us daily walk in your Spirit. Thank you.

A word received: Don't be afraid. I have you in my hand.

Sunday: 118 * 145; 1 Samuel 10:1-16; Rom. 4:13-25; Matt. 21:23-32
Proper 8 Closest to June 29: 16 or 16:5-11; 1 Kings 19:15-16,19-21; Galatians 5:1,13-25; Luke 9:51-62
Monday: 106:1-18 * 106:19-48; 1 Samuel 10:17-27; Acts 7:44-8:1a; Luke 22:52-62

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 29 St. John’s Church, Ogdensburg, The Rev’d Ralph Edwards
June 30 St. John’s Church, Richfield Springs -The Rev’d John Bartle

***** Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
      As you may be aware, the social and political situation in Egypt is filled with unrest. Archbishop Mouneer Hanna Anis, Bishop of the Episcopal/Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa and President Bishop of the Episcopal/Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East has issued a letter to all in the Anglican Communion to pray against violence in Egypt. I would like to encourage all of you in the Diocese to pray for peace in Egypt and throughout the Middle East, that the tensions would ease and the love of Christ prevail.
      The letter from Archbishop Anis is below, or you can read it by clicking http://www.anglicannews.org/news/2013/06/bp-mouneer-pray-against-violence-in-egypts-protests.aspx .
      Faithfully your Brother in Christ, +Bill

***** Mudge Scripture Prayer
Jeanne Gizara
      Singers and dancers alike say, "All my springs are in you." (Psalm 87:7)
      The spring is a metaphor for the source of all that gives life, and that is You, Father God. You give us life and You give us everything that makes life worth living. You are worthy of all honor and praise. We thank You for the life that You have given to Father Shaw and Mother Julie Mudge and the gifts that You have bestowed upon them so that they can do your work. We pray that the life-giving spring continues to flow through them in their ministry.
      Lord, please be with the Mudges this week as they continue to develop and teach new courses. We pray for people who are able to provide financial support for them; for volunteers to translate their materials into Swahili and Guatemalan Spanish; for someone to develop an English as a Second Language (ESL) course; and for guidance in the planning of trips to Belize and Tanzania. Also Lord, we ask for an increase in the student body and that the students would thrive. Thank You Lord for all the springs of your creation. Amen.

***** Prayerline of St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Amsterdam, NY
Please pray for all those effected by yesterday's flooding in Fort Plain and the emergency responders who will be back out at work today.

***** A long-awaited Dock prayer update - and an invitation!
Hi folks
      Welcome to the first Dock prayer update in a DISGRACEFULLY long time!
      But don't worry - there's plenty to pray about and plenty of exciting things going on in the world of The Dock
      - we had the exciting/sad news last week (exciting for him, sad for us!) that Tim, one of the two Dock interns, has got himself a job out there in the "real" world! So please pray for him as he embarks on an exciting new chapter of life (and prepares to get married next year) - and also for all the volunteers in Dock Cafe who will miss him and will try to continue all his great work
      - in particular please pray for Tegan, who is now once again The Dock Intern rather than a Dock intern... She is doing a phenomenal job in keeping the cafe running smoothly, filling it with volunteers, food, tea, visitors, groups, laughter, life and the smell of fresh brewed coffee... Pray in particular that she has a fantastic restful holiday in July (and that the rest of us don't fall apart without her) and that she will continue to enjoy and be inspired by her time in The Dock
      - please pray for all the visitors we will receive over the next few months - as people travel to the TQ from all over the world, we long to see the message go back worldwide about a new, peaceful Belfast and a little oasis of peace and spirituality in the midst of it all. Pray that people continue to notice something different about the atmosphere of The Dock as soon as they walk in through the door - many people comment on it and we believe it is the power of all the prayers that have been prayed in this place
      - as the summer continues I'm also keeping going with the Titanic Pilgrimage Walks, twice a week on the Titanic slipways - pray that many people are drawn close to God through the Titanic story!
      - you may have heard that The Dock is now a charideee! - this long-awaited development enables us to pursue some long-awaited funding opportunities - please pray for wisdom in this process as we seek to expand the ministry and impact of The Dock
      - and please keep faithfully praying all the regular prayers of a Dock Prayer Warrior: for good- and God-) conversations in the cafe, for the continued favour of TQ Ltd and the surrounding community, for enthusiastic volunteers, for health for all involved, for protection on this ministry and all who sail in her.
      And now - the invitation!
      On Sunday's Dock Walk (meeting as always at 3:33 at the cafe) we will be met by Abby, a long-time Dock supporter who is currently a minister-in-training in Dublin. She has an exciting plan to use the Dock prayer garden for some focussed prayer for Northern Ireland, marching season, and other situations of community conflict throughout the world, throughout the early days of July. On Sunday after we have walked and prayed, we'll be joining her in the prayer garden to hear her plans, join in praying, and preparing the space for lots more prayer in the days to come. It would be fantastic if, as The Dock's prayer supporters, you could be there to be part of this.
      Thanks Dock Prayer Warriors - as always your support is more appreciated and vital than you will ever know!
Chris
Chris Bennett, Chaplain to Titanic Quarter, 07980 885991, chris@the-dock.org, http://www.the-dock.org/

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, June 29, 2013, 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Louise Popa, Darlene Chesnut Torre Bissell on State St. and Carol MacNaughton and Mark Pasko on Albany St.

+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a--indicates was anointed with Holy Water
199--"199 Promises of God", a small paperback with encouraging quotes from the Bible
NT--New Testament

State St.

Steve (man) -- We prayed that the Lord would prosper him and lead him in starting up his business.

a Tobias (regular) -- He keeps trying to live the Christian life on his own and needs to be steady in some Christian fellowship. We prayed for steadiness for him.

+aNT Joe (young man rode up on his bicycle) -- He confessed his sins to Jesus and accepted God's cleansing forgiveness. We showed him Romans 8:15 and Ephesians 1:5 which speak of the adoption as sons that God has prepared for this. He got a huge smile on his face at this good news.

Deacon Alan Hart -- He came by to anoint Torre as Torre prepares for retirement. July 3rd is my last regular day at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory and July 4th is Independence Day!

+a James (man) -- He was on his way to a Narcotics Anonymous meeting.

+a Charlie (young man) -- He asked for prayer about his anger issues.

+a199 Corey (young man) -- He came and prayed for us and prayed for forgiveness of his sins. He accepted the cleansing from sin that Jesus offered him.

+a Latara (young woman) -- She had just had a wisdom tooth pulled Friday and was still in pain.

Darlene -- She asked prayer for travel mercies for her family as they come for a visit.

+++ Sherry and 2 children -- She asked for prayer as she visits her children and for a good visit.

+a Moses (regular) -- We gave thanks for his continued sobriety.

+ Terry -- Has a job interview Monday at 11:00.

+a Eric -- Engineer in need of employment. We prayed that he would release his problems into Jesus' care.

+a Donny (man, drunk) -- We prayed that God would provide help and bless him and bring him to sobriety.

a Paula (regular) -- We prayed for her whole family, children and grandchildren, and for her husband John that he would not fall.

Lomai -- Asked prayer for Carrol who has possible cancer.

Mike -- Prayer for God's priorities.

Ken (man) -- We prayed that he would be steady in God.

Albany St. 9:35 - 10:40, Carol MacNaughton, Mark Pasko and his guitar

+ Randy - he said "Everytime I pray, it comes true!" We blessed him.

Anonymous walk by.. "boy, do I need prayer" but did not stop. Please do pray for him!

++ Estelle - an apartment, also prayers for her son Isaiah to come home

+ Bishon (been to the table before) admitted he had already been drinking today - prayers to reform his life, help with his struggles with alcohol, pray that he sleep well (he got goose bumps on his arms as he was prayed for)

+ Alfredo - a van was driving by, pulled over to get a cross - we blessed Alfredo the driver and his friends who jumped out to get the cross.

+++++ Jessica - prayers for her family (husband Peter and 3 children) and the neighborhood

++ Ricky - prayer for his pastor Felicia and her family as she returned to their church, all his his family (wife Adrianne), and the community

++ Tashina - was past talking on the cell phone but turned around and came back) prayers for her to be strong, successful, and to stay focused on her life with Christ, also her cousin Shabar who was shot 9 times this monring in NYC,

+ Kamil - (young man) - his health, removal of a fever

+ Scott - (very young man - about 10) - his school

+ Emmanuel - strength, courage, and wisdom

Anonymous - asked us to pray for the Terry family - (family with 4 killed in the fire several weeks ago and 1 child severely burned)

Albany Intercessor


Friday, June 28, 2013

 

6/28/2013, #85, 2nd Quarter 2013

A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed and pours out his complaint before the LORD. Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come to you. Do not hide your face from me in the day of my trouble; incline your ear to me; in the day that I call, answer me speedily. (Psalm 102:1-2)
      Father, hear the cries of your children; hear the cries of the lost and the least. Answer us speedily.

For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned like a hearth. My heart is stricken and withered like grass, so that I forget to eat my bread. (Psalm 102:3-4)
      Holy Spirit, let your river of living water flow through us.

Because of the sound of my groaning my bones cling to my skin. I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am like an owl of the desert. I lie awake, and am like a sparrow alone on the housetop. (Psalm 102:5-7)
      Jesus, come to us in the night times when we lie awake and remind us of your love for us. Thank you.

Friday: 102 * 107:1-32; 1 Samuel 9:1-14; Acts 7:17-29; Luke 22:31-38
Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * 33; 1 Samuel 9:15-10:1; Acts 7:30-43; Luke 22:39-51

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 28 Thanksgiving for the ministry of AA

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, June 27, 2013, 5:15 - 6:30 p.m.. Torre and Jean Bissell, and Chuck Rinaldo from Christ Church Schenectady. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.

+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a--indicates anointed with Holy Water

John (young man from last week) -- His bronchitis is now healed.

+a Anthony (young boy) -- When we asked what he wanted, he said, "Jesus."

+a Joann (teenage girl) -- "headaches and pain"

+a Charlie (man) -- He has a job now and his 1-1/2 year old grandchild is doing well.

Josh (young man) -- He wants to come to the City Life program of Youth for Christ.

Peter (man) -- He is trying to find a new apartment. He just bought a car for his 17 year old daughter. He hasn't had a drink in 32 years. He plans to have a glass of wine on his hundredth birthday (he is now 68 ).

++a Lisa (woman) -- Her son age 17 died 3 years ago and she is still mourning her loss. She has been sober for 11 days. We also prayed for her neice +a Josephine.

+Kathy (woman from last week) -- She is still grieving her father's death, was weeping in Jean's arms.

John (man) -- He lost his job, depressed, he has learning issues.

++++++Janice -- She took 6 crosses to hand out to others and asked prayer for her foster son Stephen.

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, June 27, 2013

 

6/27/2013, #84, 2nd Quarter 2013

Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest. And he said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called 'benefactors.' But not so among you; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves. For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves. (Luke 22:24-27)
      Holy Spirit, give us all servants hearts. Bless all those who are called to the deaconate, but help us all hear your call to go forth into the harvest fields as your servants.

A word received: Pray for ears that listen to me and hearken to my word.

Then he said to them, "The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. (Luke 10:2)
      Holy Spirit, move our hearts to pray daily that you will send forth laborers into the harvest fields. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?" Then I said, "Here am I! Send me." (Isaiah 6:8 )

Thursday: 105:1-22 * 105:23-45; 1 Samuel 8:1-22; Acts 6:15-7:16; Luke 22:24-30
Friday: 102 * 107:1-32; 1 Samuel 9:1-14; Acts 7:17-29; Luke 22:31-38

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 27 St. Mary’s, Lake Luzerne – The Rev’d David Beaulac, The Rev’d Lynne Curtis

***** All Saints Cathedral Prayer Table report 6/27/13 A bit cloudy, but so far no rain. Dcn. Plaske, Beth Collum, Jana Lingo
Jana - Kay, who broke her collar bone
Nelson Mandela - peaceful time
Beth - Peter, recovering from cancer surgey.
Sue - Deb, husband's peaceful passing from cancer.
Paul - Bishop Ball, David J, Tripp, and Mick Montinio - heart transplant.
FHS, Jana

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

 

6/25/2013, #82, 2nd Quarter 2013

And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest asked them, saying, "Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood on us!" But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: "We ought to obey God rather than men. (Acts 5:27-29)
      Holy Father, I pray that such an accusation can be brought against every parish in this diocese: that we have filled our community with the doctrine of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the forgiveness of sins and the victory over death and the grave.

      Holy Spirit, make Jesus my daily light and my salvation so that I shall fear no one. He is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? (See Psalm 27:1)

      Jesus, please help us in all things and in every situation to find the freedom to make you known to others. Thank you.

Tuesday: 97, 99, [100] * 94, [95]; 1 Samuel 6:1-16; Acts 5:27-42; Luke 21:37-22:13
Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119:121-144; 1 Samuel 7:2-17; Acts 6:1-15; Luke 22:14-23

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 25 Trinity Church, Rensselaerville, The Ven. David Collum, The Rev’d William Day, The Rev’d Kyle Grennen

***** Prayer Table , Zion ,Colton on Cold Brook Dr. Tues. June 17, 10-11:30am Jo Ferris

Ed--- reitired pastor ---toot, tooot, toot and toot as he passed

a ---Jackie----sure--asked for prayers for a friends Great Dane that has cancer and it's owners --the dog has about 3 months.

Sally --stopped to say "Hi"---it is good what you are doing. "no thanks for prayer" then said she would like prayers for a plant she had put in the ground. She asked that it would survive --it seems like it is drowning.

A lady walking---waved and went to the other side of the road--- When she returned I aske d"would u like prayer" --no thanks.

2 on bicycles--- Just said "hi " to me and kept peddling. I prayed for their safety as they cycled.

***** We at St. Andrew’s Church in Scotia, are requesting prayers for our brother Dan who will be undergoing surgery on Wednesday of this week at Albany Medical Center for bladder surgery. Dan has been under care for a bladder tumor, the size of which has decreased by 75%, this has happened through chemo and many prayers and Dan’s positive and energetic personality. God has been at work with Dan and we pray that God will continue to bless Dan and his family as he goes through this major surgery. In Christ, Ray Rockwell

Albany Intercessor


Monday, June 24, 2013

 

6/24/2013, #81, 2nd Quarter 2013

I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever; with my mouth will I make known your faithfulness to all generations. (Psalm 89:1)
      Father, help us make known your faithfulness to the next generation.

For I have said, "Mercy shall be built up forever; your faithfulness you shall establish in the very heavens." (Psalm 89:2)
      Jesus, you are faithful and true -- let your love and mercy follow us all the days of my life.

"I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn to my servant David: (Psalm 89:3)
      Holy Spirit, thank you for calling and anointing your servant David.

'Your seed I will establish forever, and build up your throne to all generations.' " (Psalm 89:4)
      Jesus, your throne is established forever to all generations.

And the heavens will praise Your wonders, O LORD; your faithfulness also in the assembly of the saints. (Psalm 89:5)
      Jesus, help us praise you in the assembly of our people.

For who in the heavens can be compared to the LORD? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the LORD? (Psalm 89:6)
      Father, there is no one else like you, showing love and mercy to a thousand generations.

God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be held in reverence by all those around Him. (Psalm 89:7)
      Father, help us truly hold you in awe and reverence.

O LORD God of hosts, who is mighty like you, O LORD? Your faithfulness also surrounds you. (Psalm 89:8 )
      LORD God of hosts, mercy surrounds you and your faithfulness. Thank you.

You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them. (Psalm 89:9)
      Jesus, when the oceans rage around us, we hear your words, "Peace, be still." Thank you.

A word received: Look to me with trust and hope.

A word received: Cast aside whatever gets in the way of knowing me.

Monday: 89:1-18 * 89:19-52; 1 Samuel 5:1-12; Acts 5:12-26; Luke 21:29-36
Tuesday: 97, 99, [100] * 94, [95]; 1 Samuel 6:1-16; Acts 5:27-42; Luke 21:37-22:13

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 23 Church of the Redeemer, Rensselaer - The Rev'd Peter Boyle
June 24 Trinity Church, Potsdam –The Ven. Dr. Christopher Brown, The Rev'd Lora Smith, The Rev'd Margaret Theodore, The Very Rev'd James Shevlin, The Rev'd Susan Stewart

***** Check out The Jesus Film Project link: Here is a part of our ministry that uses short films to reach younger adults http://www.globalshortfilmnetwork.com/index.php

***** Prayer mail for 24 June 2013
Shaw Mudge
Dear partners in prayer, This is our weekly public prayer mail. This week's selective overview:
      1) We are winding down our time in the North Country, with a few parish visits to go over the next few weeks, before heading to Maine and the Albany area. I have enjoyed the visits to date.
      2) Course development continues. The Google Web site library links are being updated in accordance with specific student/faculty needs.
      3) The Learning Management System software upgrade went smoothly. Thank you to Bill (who did the work) and for your prayers.
      4) Lydia is finishing her first college course (the courses are taken sequentially).
Prayer requests:
      1) Keeping up with the balance of course creation, administrative matters, and teaching.
      2) Some people have noted with regret that funds are tight in various places. My prayer would be that we all pray for people who are able to provide financial support for what we are doing, especially to keep up with the increase of what we are doing as missionaries.
      3) For the organization and prioritization of parish visits over the next few months. That God's will be done.
      4) For the faculty and the other staff, their circumstances and goals.
      5) For volunteers who can translate our materials into Swahili and Guatemalan Spanish. One of our students has found someone in Belize who may be able help us with Spanish.
      6) For volunteers who can design a 24/7 course "English as a Second Language" for our online theological context, especially for people who speak Swahili. We may be seeing some movement in this area.
      7) Prospective ongoing mission trips to Belize and Tanzania: timing, length of stay, content, attendees, impact of the Holy Spirit. I have been asked to attend the October Cursillo Weekend in Belize, and am seeking to clarify my role there.
      8 ) For the students and their families: a) for an increase in the student body, now that the program is about to expand, b) that the students would thrive despite the issues on their plate, and c) for everyone's circumstances and vocational paths.
      God bless you, and thank you for praying. I pray for you every day. We could not be doing this without you.
      In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+

***** Mudge Scripture Prayer
Jeanne Gizara
For David says concerning him (Jesus), "I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken; therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; my flesh also will swell in hope… You have made know to me the paths of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence." (Acts 2: 25-26 and 28 )
      Jesus we thank You for your presence in the lives of Father Shaw and Mother Julie Mudge. Thank You that You are always with them and they may not be shaken. Thank You for glad hearts and rejoicing tongues and flesh swelling in hope. Thank You that You continually guide them and make them full of gladness in your presence.
      We pray for special blessings in the week to come: for any visits to North Country churches; for the new courses that the Mudges are creating; for the volunteers who will help with developing courses especially English as a second language; for translators into Swahili and Guatemalan Spanish; for trip plans in the fall; and for all the students that You help them through their challenges. Amen.

***** A Celebration of Fr. Nigel and Lynn Mumford's Ministry in the Diocese of Albany
      On Tuesday, July 16th, at 10 am, Fr. Nigel Mumford will be the preacher for the healing service and the celebrant for the Eucharist at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center. Following the service, there will be a special luncheon in the Welcome Center Dining Room in recognition of and in thanksgiving for the Mumford's ministry at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center. Join in wishing the Mumford's well!

***** All Saints Cathedral prayer table report
From: Jana Lingo
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2013 8:24 PM
Torre, Deacon sue asked me to take over the reporting 6/19/13, Dcn Plaske, Candy P, Jana Lingo, Hilda H. Sunny, but Windy and 72 Degrees
Connie - a regular Roy,Tarika,Jim, and Jackie (accident)
Greg- prayer for brother mark -brain tumor with symptoms of regrowth
Hilda - dealing with co-workers
Candy - Blessings for her family and provisions - thank you for many answered prayers!
FHS, Jana

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, June 22, 2013

 

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, June 22, 2013, 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Louise Popa, Terry Volpe, and Torre Bissell on State St. and Tonie Loveless and Mark Pasko on Albany St.

+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a--indicates was anointed with Holy Water
199--"199 Promises of God", a small paperback with encouraging quotes from the Bible

State St.

+Derrick (young man) and + Najeera (young cousin) --"for my family"

+a Tobias (regular) -- "I want to stay firm with God." He has a battle with loneliness. He confessed his sins and accepted God's forgiveness. He asked prayer for Dianne, Lisa, Ragena, and Sharon.

+a New Testament Bartholomew (man) and also got a cross for his girlfriend +Llyasaia -- He confessed his sins to God and accepted God's forgiveness.

+Pick (man) -- He asked a blessing for protection and guidance.

+Tonie -- Her daughter was badly beaten by a young man who came to the prayer table a couple of weeks ago.

++199 Halia (daughter) -- She asked prayer for her sisters; and +Florence (mom) -- "My husband works 3rd shift and gets angry when the children make noise.

+a199 Jason (regular) -- Continued prayers for sobriety and for a job.

+a199 Pria (young woman) -- "for my family"

+a199 New Testament Carlton (man) -- "I have diabetes, lung cancer, and heart disease. As we were praying for him his son +a Albert came along and we prayed for him as well. Carlton and Albert went away together.

+a Shawn (young man) -- Very fatigued -- he was up all night with his daughter Cameron who is sick.

a [He already had a Dennis Adams cross on.] Andrew (man) -- He needs an apartment. He told us his church (First Methodist on State St. below the MVP Building) serves free breakfasts every Sunday morning from 8:30-9:30. Their service is at 10:00 and many stay for the service.

Patricia -- She needs to get her Social Security check and a place to get a shower.

+a199 Chris (young man) -- When he came to the table he was VERY down. We led him to confess his sins to the Lord and accept God's forgiveness. Then we told him he was now clean. He went away with a radiant smile.

Albany St.

+Calvin -- Drugs

+John -- Life problems with the world (+his baby and job/protection)

+James -- He asked prayer for his daughter Jaleen.

++++Joyce -- Asked for crosses

+Sonny -- Drinking and drugs

+Marquis -- money problems

Janet -- Health and that she would stay clean

++Natalie -- Prayer for her son CJ who just dropped out of school.

[As Mark was play his guitar the birds enjoyed him.]


Thursday, June 20, 2013

 

6/20/2013, #79, 2nd Quarter 2013

And he looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and he saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. So he said, "Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had." (Luke 21:1-4)
      Holy Spirit, please help us give of ourselves and our resources as this poor widow did. Help us to hold nothing back from serving Jesus.

      Jesus, move in our hearts and help us give as this widow did -- trusting our Father in heaven will provide all that is truly needed.

      Dad, thank you for providing for us and our children and grandchildren and theirs all these years. Thank you for your faithfulness. Help me to be a faithful father just as you are. Thank you.

Thursday: [83] or 34 * 85, 86; 1 Samuel 2:27-36; Acts 2:22-36; Luke 20:41-21:4
Friday: 88 * 91, 92; 1 Samuel 3:1-21; Acts 2:37-47; Luke 21:5-19

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 20 St. John’s in the Wilderness, Paul Smith’s -The Rev’d Bill Cooper, The Rev’d Nickolas Servetas

***** Check out The Jesus Film Project link: Here are all the languages we have finished http://www.jesusfilm.org/film-and-media/statistics/languages-completed

***** Please join us for the monthly Praise and Worship event @ St. Michael's, Colonie, Friday, June 21 beginning at 7pm. Jennifer Greenhall will be speaking. Come and experience the love of the Father!

***** Christ Church Gilbertsville Weekly Announcements: "Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you." And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him. (Luke 8:39)
      Jesus, please help us do the same.

***** Prayer Request from Bob Haskell: Torre-
      Would you be willing to ask your prayer chain to pray for healing for Deacon Charley and Polly’s daughters, Leia and Lisa, and for Lisa’s unborn child.
      Leia has pneumonia, septic and some kidney problems. Lisa is having some difficulties with her pregnancy, she is on strict bed rest with low amnio fluid, if it get lower they will do a C-section. The baby does weigh about 5lbs and has a strong heart rate.

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

 

6/18/2013, #77, 2nd Quarter 2013

Give ear, O my people, to my law; Incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old, which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, telling to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength and his wonderful works that he has done. (Psalm 78:1-4)
      Holy Spirit, raise up in every parish in this diocese men and women who will have a heart to share the gospel with the next generation.

      Jesus, please help us recognize the opportunities you give us to share with the next generation what you have done.

      Father, we pray that you will pour your Holy Spirit into our hearts and empower our witness to the next generation. Thank you.

But he who trusts in the LORD, mercy shall surround him. Psalm 32:10b (NKJV) A word received: My mercy surrounds you.

Tuesday: 78:1-39 * 78:40-72; 1 Samuel 1:21-2:11; Acts 1:15-26; Luke 20:19-26
Wednesday: 119:97-120 * 81, 82; 1 Samuel 2:12-26; Acts 2:1-21; Luke 20:27-40

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 18 Trinity Church, Plattsburgh – The Rev’d Colin C. Belton

***** Check out The Jesus Film Project link: Here are a lot of encouraging videos from the Jesus Film Project http://jfministrypartners.org/video-gallery.html
Check out this video: http://jfministrypartners.org/gamo-premiere.html

***** Please join us for the monthly Praise and Worship event @ St. Michael's, Colonie, Friday, June 21 beginning at 7pm. Jennifer Greenhall will be speaking. Come and experience the love of the Father!

***** Prayer mail for 18 June 2013
Shaw Mudge
Dear partners in prayer, This is our weekly public prayer mail.
      Julie and I had a great time celebrating our anniversary. I found a wonderful anniversary card that really captures the essence of how Julie and I see ourselves (and have seen ourselves for the length of our marriage). It is awesome.
This week's selective overview:
      1) I have begun getting out and about visiting parishes, especially in the North Country. We have several visits scheduled over the next month and a half, with more in the wings as we have a clearer idea of what our upcoming schedule is likely to be. Praise God!
      2) We are the only Anglican seminary option actually in Belize at the present time, and we are available to help the faculty at Kasulu Bible College with their work, as necessary, in ways that would not have been possible, otherwise. So, is the missionary work that we are doing important?Yes. Absolutely. You make it possible.
      3) Over the coming months: 4 Old Testament courses will be in the works, a New Testament course, 2 theology courses, and emerging is a new item (at the request of Kasulu Bible College and others): "English as a Second Language", designed especially for theological students and clergy. Furthermore, we may be seeing a way to begin translating our materials into Guatemalan Spanish.
Prayer requests:
      1) Keeping up with course creation, administrative matters, and teaching. A software upgrade in our learning management system is planned for this Wednesday (with this Friday as a backup day). Pray that it would all be going smoothly.
      2) The program is transitioning from 1 or 2 person operation centered around what I am doing, into a wider network of volunteers on three continents. I need prayer for the wisdom and discernment to balance it all, God's way: letting go, letting God, allowing the brilliant volunteer stars to shine, keeping it on course.
      3) For the organization and prioritization of parish visits. That God's will be done.
      3) Increase in support to keep up with the increase of what we are doing as missionaries.
      4) Volunteers who can translate our materials into Swahili and Guatemalan Spanish. We may be seeing some movement in this area.
      5) Volunteers who can design a 24/7 course "English as a Second Language" for our online theological context, especially for people who speak Swahili. We may be seeing some movement in this area.
      6) Prospective ongoing mission trips to Belize and Tanzania: timing, length of stay, content, attendees, impact of the Holy Spirit. I have been asked to attend the October Cursillo Weekend in Belize.
      7) For the students and their families: that they would persevere despite the issues on their plate, and their vocational paths. There are some real challenges here for them.
      God bless you, and thank you for praying. I pray for you every day. You all are really great. We could not be doing this without you. In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+

Albany Intercessor


Monday, June 17, 2013

 

6/17/2013, #76, 2nd Quarter 2013

And being assembled together with them, he commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, "which," he said, "you have heard from me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now." (Acts 1:4-5)
      Jesus, baptize us anew with power and fire of your Holy Spirit. Give us the strength of character to wait on you and your timing. Thank you.

Therefore, when they had come together, they asked him, saying, "Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?" And he said to them, "It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in his own authority. (Acts 1:6-7)
      Father, thank you that you are the only one who knows the day and the hour of the restoration -- such knowledge would be too heavy for us to bear.

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." (Acts 1:8 )
      Holy Spirit, as you give your power, also give us your guidance so that we will know the harvest field you have for each of us to enter. Thank you.

Monday: 80 * 77, [79]; 1 Samuel 1:1-20; Acts 1:1-14; Luke 20:9-19
Tuesday: 78:1-39 * 78:40-72; 1 Samuel 1:21-2:11; Acts 1:15-26; Luke 20:19-26

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 17 St. Mark’s Church, Philmont – The Rev’d Mark McDarby, The Rev’d Bruce Mason

***** Check out The Jesus Film Project link: Here is a video that explains the process of doing a language in the Jesus Film http://jfministrypartners.org/master-studio.html

***** Please join us for the monthly Praise and Worship event @ St. Michael's, Colonie, Friday, June 21 beginning at 7pm. Jennifer Greenhall will be speaking. Come and experience the love of the Father!

Fr. Steve & Mtr. Lorrie Hart will facilitate a 7 week series for couples on Developing Intimacy in Relationships. Includes video presentations by Dr. Gary Smalley. First meeting is Thursday, June 20@ 7pm at St. Michael's, Colonie. Contact Fr. Steve @ 366-2197 for info/registration.

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, June 16, 2013

 

6/16/2013, #75, 2nd Quarter 2013

And Jesus answered and said to him, "Simon, I have something to say to you." So he said, "Teacher, say it." "There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?" Simon answered and said, "I suppose the one whom he forgave more." And He said to him, "You have rightly judged." (Luke 7:40-43)
      Holy Spirit, please help us bring all our sins to Jesus for his forgiveness. Help us recognize the magnitude of our debt to him.

Then he turned to the woman and said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has washed my feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head. You gave me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss my feet since the time I came in. You did not anoint my head with oil, but this woman has anointed my feet with fragrant oil. Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little." (Luke 7:44-47)
      Jesus, help us to do a true and honest accounting of our ministry to you. Help us to love and serve you.

Then he said to her, "Your sins are forgiven." (Luke 7:48 )
      From yesterday's prayer table:
      +a Rafael (young man) -- He confessed his sins to Jesus and accepted God's forgiveness with a big, beaming smile when he heard that he had been made clean.
      +a Jason (big, tough young man) -- He confessed his sins to Jesus and accepted God's forgiveness and started to cry when he heard that he had been made clean.
      Holy Spirit, thank you that each of these two men responded: one with joy and the other with tears to the work you did in their lives.

And those who sat at the table with him began to say to themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?" Then he said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you. Go in peace." (Luke 7:49-50)
      Father, bring us all to a saving faith in Jesus. Thank you.

Sunday: 93, 96 * 34; Ecclus. 46:11-20 or Num. 6:22-27; Rev. 15:1-8; Matt. 18:1-14
Proper 6 Closest to June 15: 32 or 32:1-8; 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10,13-15; Galatians 2:11-21; Luke 7:36-50
Monday: 80 * 77, [79]; 1 Samuel 1:1-20; Acts 1:1-14; Luke 20:9-19

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 16 All Fathers on Father’s Day, The Very Rev’d David Ousley

***** Check out The Jesus Film Project link: Here is a video that explains the process of doing a language in the Jesus Film http://jfministrypartners.org/master-studio.html

***** Please join us for the monthly Praise and Worship event @ St. Michael's, Colonie, Friday, June 21 beginning at 7pm. Jennifer Greenhall will be speaking. Come and experience the love of the Father!

Fr. Steve & Mtr. Lorrie Hart will facilitate a 7 week series for couples on Developing Intimacy in Relationships. Includes video presentations by Dr. Gary Smalley. First meeting is Thursday, June 20@ 7pm at St. Michael's, Colonie. Contact Fr. Steve @ 366-2197 for info/registration.

***** Mudge Scripture Prayer
From: Jeanne Gizara
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. (Galatians 5: 22-23)
      Father God and Lord Jesus Christ, we thank You for sending your Holy Spirit into this world enabling us to build your kingdom. We ask for more of your Holy Spirit for Father Shaw and Mother Julie as they work to bring theological education into Belize and Tanzania. Thank You for the fruit that has already been produced and we request very large harvests in the days to come.
      Thank You for love in the Mudges’ family life and in their interactions with those to whom they minister.
      Thank You for the joy that comes from working in the power of the Holy Spirit for You.
      Thank You for the peace that surpasses all understanding as they work through difficulties yoked to You.
      Thank You for patience. Working with disadvantaged students who struggle with the English language and have not had educational opportunities like those in the U.S. can sometimes be disheartening. The policy that no student fails but some take longer to complete a course is so evident of the gift of patience.
      Thank You for the kindness that the Mudges pass on to all that they work with.
      Thank You for the goodness that prevails in their lives.
      Thank You for their great faithfulness in listening for your direction and following it.
      Thank You for the gentleness and self-control in their lives.
      Amen.

Albany Intercessor


Friday, June 07, 2013

 

6/7/2013, #67, 2nd Quarter 2013

Also he spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, 'God, I thank You that I am not like other men--extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.' And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me a sinner!' I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." (Luke 18:9-14)
      Holy Spirit, bring us to that place in our lives where we humbles ourselves before God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.

      Father, give us a heart like the tax collector to come to you in humility and acknowledge our sin and weakness before you.

      Jesus, set us free from self-serving prayers that focus on ourselves. Bring us to that place of righteousness where all our cares are cast on you.

Friday: 40, 54 * 51; Deut. 26:1-11; 2 Cor. 8:16-24; Luke 18:9-14
Saturday: 55 * 138,139:1-17(18-23); Deut. 29:2-15; 2 Cor. 9:1-15; Luke 18:15-30
Sunday: 24, 29 * 8, 84; Deut. 29:16-29; Rev. 12:1-12; Matt. 15:29-39
Proper 5 Closest to June 8: 30 or 30:1-6,12-13; 1 Kings 17:17-24; Galatians 1:11-24; Luke 7:11-17

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 7 Opening of the Diocesan Convention
8 The Rev’d Sandra Tatem
9 Trinity Chapel, Morley, The Rev’d Michael Logan, The Rev’d Donna Steckline

***** Pray for showers of blessing from the Holy Spirit and good weather and no black flies or mosquitoes at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Pray for the prayer table ministry and the ministry of reconciliation at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Pray for the Youth Rally, the Vacation Bible School, and the worship.

***** Pray that we will hearken to what God is saying to us as a diocese.

***** Pray that all of the preachers and speakers will be anointed with the power and words of the Holy Spirit and that we will respond to what God is saying to us through them.

***** Prayer table report -- Zion, Colton -- 20A Cold Brook Drive, S, colton--Jo Ferris, Wed. June 5, 2013 10am to 11:15 am, Sun, low 60's breeze --pleasant

a--Arlene ---- Guidance and wisdom as grandparents , wisdom in caretaking money.

Andrew---- hesitated about anointing --didn't ---14yr. old--asked for patience.

Doug and Joan ---working on repair of their lawn after storm.

Ed --tooted 3 times --big smile

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, June 6, 2013, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.. Torre and Jean Bissell, and Chuck Rinaldo from Christ Church Schenectady. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.

+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a--indicates anointed with Holy Water

Gary -- Praise the Lord: his daughter, son-in-law, and baby granddaughter flew in Wednesday night to look for a house in the area. They are moving here from Utah for his new job.

+Kurt -- "Recovery."

+a Lloyd (regular) -- Healing of sciatic nerve pain.

+a Arlene -- We had not seen her for several months. Arlene said that she is "struggling." She said that June (a regular who had moved to Delaware) was experiencing a lot of pain.

a Victoria (mother of Calvin) -- She prayed that God will bring someone in his life to lead him to God. He is really struggling.

Chuck -- His son and family are coming for a visit. He prayed for God's grace in the visit and that they would "not push each other's hot buttons."

Dan -- He prayed that his daughter Julia would find a job.

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, June 06, 2013

 

6/6/2013, #66, 2nd Quarter 2013

Offer to God thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High. (Psalm 50:14)
      Thank you, Jesus, for all that you have done for me. Help me by your Holy Spirit to be steady in keeping by vows to you.

"Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me." (Psalm 50:15)
      Holy Spirit, guide me in my prayers so that I call out to God the Father and his son Jesus in my hour of need.

      LORD, hear the cries of my heart. Thank you.

For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. (Psalm 50:10)
      LORD, as I head into retirement next month, it is time to sell off some of your cattle to provide for us. Thank you.

A word received: Look to me for guidance.

Thursday: 50 * [59,60] or 8, 84; Deut. 16:18-20, 17:14-20; 2 Cor. 8:1-16; Luke 18:1-8
Friday: 40, 54 * 51; Deut. 26:1-11; 2 Cor. 8:16-24; Luke 18:9-14

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 6 For School Children and Final Exams, The Rev’d Hannah Mudge, The Rev’d Robert Kunes, Jr.

***** Pray for showers of blessing from the Holy Spirit and good weather and no black flies or mosquitoes at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Pray for the prayer table ministry and the ministry of reconciliation at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Pray for the Youth Rally, the Vacation Bible School, and the worship.

***** Pray that we will hearken to what God is saying to us as a diocese.

***** Pray that all of the preachers and speakers will be anointed with the power and words of the Holy Spirit and that we will respond to what God is saying to us through them.

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, June 05, 2013

 

6/5/2013, #65, 2nd Quarter 2013

Remember the word to your servant, upon which you have caused me to hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, for your word has given me life. (Psalm 119:49-50)
      Lord Jesus, you are the living Word and you bring us new life through your Holy Spirit. Comfort us in all our afflictions and sorrows. Bring us daily to new life in you and your Father's love. Thank you.

A word received: I AM your guide -- keep looking to me.

Wednesday: 119:49-72 * 49,[53]; Deut. 13:1-11; 2 Cor. 7:2-16; Luke 17:20-37
Thursday: 50 * [59,60] or 8, 84; Deut. 16:18-20, 17:14-20; 2 Cor. 8:1-16; Luke 18:1-8

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 5 St. James’ Church, Oneonta – The Rev’d Kenneth Hunter, The Rev’d Mary “Vicky” Hunter

***** Pray for showers of blessing from the Holy Spirit and good weather and no black flies or mosquitoes at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Prayer Table Report ST. ANN'S OF AMSTERDAM (Monday, June 3, 2013; 10-11 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Cool, breezy but sunny day. We had a very special blessing this time in that some people obviously came for prayer because they knew ahead of time that the table would be there for them -- as it is EVERY Monday morning. Becky Hadley and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table today.)

a--anointed with Holy Oil.
t--received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

CAROLYN and STANLEY -- This couple came to us as we were setting up the table. Carolyn was wearing the cross she received at a previous visit. They came because they knew the table would be there for them. Carolyn is in some kind of trouble and has a court date this week. She is fearful that she is going to go to jail. We did not ask her to elaborate on her alleged crime; God knows the details. We prayed for God to give her strength and courage to face whatever happens and that she will know He is with her. We prayed for God to watch over both of them through this ordeal, and that they will feel Him working in their lives.

MAN WALKING BY --- Politely declined prayer saying, "I think I'm OK, but thank you anyway." As he walked away, we prayed for God to bless him.

a-- ETHEL -- We anointed her left wrist, which still bothers her. (This is the 80ish woman who walks all over Amsterdam delivering food to friends of hers who are homebound. She hurt the wrist falling on ice during the winter.) We prayed for continued healing in the wrist and for protection as she walks around the city helping people less fortunate than herself.

t,t -- LIVIA and JAVIER -- This mother and son drove into our parking lot, got out of the car and walked directly to the table for prayer -- again because they knew we would be there. Javier, like Carolyn earlier, is in some kind of trouble with the law and may be incarcerated. His mother asked us to pray for Javier for forgiveness and for God to protect him through whatever he has to go through. We prayed for God to be in the center of all this, for Javier to come to know the Lord better and to know his loving kindness and mercy. We prayed for any fears and anger both of them are having to be replaced by the love and faith and hope that comes only from Jesus.

DAVID -- Asked for prayer that his ongoing financial problems will eventually all be cleared up. We gave thanks that his problems with car insurance have been cleared up so he can keep his license.

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, June 04, 2013

 

6/4/2013, #64, 2nd Quarter 2013

Now it happened as he went to Jerusalem that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. Then as he entered a certain village, there met him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices and said, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!" So when he saw them, he said to them, "Go, show yourselves to the priests." And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. So Jesus answered and said, "Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?" (Luke 17:11-18 )
      Holy Spirit, please help us daily return to Jesus and give thanks for all that he has done for us.

And he said to him, "Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well." (Luke 17:19)
      Father, grant us such faith as this so that we will be made whole. Thank you.

We then, as workers together with him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For he says: "In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you." Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We give no offense in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed. But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things. (2 Corinthians 6:1-10)
      Jesus, thank you for the witnesses in the past who endured everything so that we might come to faith in you. Help us in our day bear all things so that the next generation might hear from us and know the unchangeable truth of the gospel. Thank you.

A word received: Keep your eyes on me.

Tuesday: 45 * 47,48; Deut. 12:1-12; 2 Cor. 6:3-13(14-7:1); Luke 17:11-19
Wednesday: 119:49-72 * 49,[53]; Deut. 13:1-11; 2 Cor. 7:2-16; Luke 17:20-37

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 4 The Blessed Daniel Nash (1763-1837), Missionary, Patron and model for the Diocese, The Rev’d Richard Knudson

***** Pray for showers of blessing from the Holy Spirit and good weather and no black flies or mosquitoes at the Diocesan Convention.

Albany Intercessor


Monday, June 03, 2013

 

6/3/2013, #63, 2nd Quarter 2013

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
      Jesus, please help my day by day be a part of your new creation. Let the old ways and wounds pass away; make all things new in me. Thank you.

A word received: Come follow me.

Monday: 41,52 * 44; Deut. 11:13-19; 2 Cor 5:11-6:2; Luke 17:1-10
Tuesday: 45 * 47,48; Deut. 12:1-12; 2 Cor. 6:3-13(14-7:1); Luke 17:11-19

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 3 St. John’s, Massena – The Rev’d Elizabeth Papazoglakis, The Rev’d Paul Evans

***** Take a look at this article from Saturday's Times Union featuring Deacon Susan Plaske and the Prayer Table at the Cathedral of All Saints, Albany: http://www.timesunion.com/default/article/Faces-of-Faith-Table-offers-an-opportunity-to-4566738.php

***** From: Shaw Mudge
Sent: Monday, June 3, 2013
Subject: Public Prayer Mail for 4 June
Dear partners in prayer, this is our weekly public prayer mail. This week's selective overview:
      1) We have been preparing for our booth at Albany Diocesan Convention. Come visit us if you are at convention. We believe that we will be in the Convention Hall, downstairs, with the other booths.
      2) This week, I have been preparing an orientation course for faculty, staff support people, and course creators; the course will continue to be worked on over the next two weeks, with a potential deadline of June 15. This course is critical to get the new people lined on the same page who are planning to be part of our team.
      3) Course development work and teaching continues, as well.
      4) With power outages because of storms in the US, we are planning for a server upgrade that will weather storms better. We had a delay in completing one of our courses because of the storms. Pray for good weather, and that God would provide for what we need to do and in a timely manner.
      5) Julie and her dad have arrived safely in Colorado, having visited with relatives in South Carolina. He is 85.
Prayer requests:
      1) Some people are just getting the fact that my primary focus is as a missionary and that I am not really focused on too much else. We are happy to help out in parishes otherwise, but this appears to be our season in life to do missionary work. When we visit parishes, I like spreading the word about what we do. So, keep the awareness about our mission (and keep our support-raising) in your prayers.
      2) Pray for our parish visiting schedule; that the Holy Spirit would arrange for us to be where we are supposed to be.
      3) Lydia has begun her online college work this week. Keep her in prayer. We want this to be a successful venture.
      4) Pray for our Mudge Mission Ministry table at the Diocese of Albany Convention. That the Holy Spirit would connect us with the people that he wants us to meet.
      5) Pray for sorting through the development opportunities of our online courses, for an increase in the student body, for financial support for the program, and for God to open the doors we are to go through and our obedience in going through them.
      6) For all the things on our plate as a family, and for all the things on the plates of the students, faculty, and support staff.
      God bless you, and thank you for praying. I pray for you every day. We could not be doing this without you. In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
This Request was forwarded by David McClay from Alison Turner, Please Pray and continue in Prayer Thankyou.
Hi David
      Ali here.. Reporting from South Sudan Batil refugee camp!
      It's been 7weeks.. And I'm still surviving.
      I'm working now in the intensive feeding unit for under 5 yr olds with severe malnutrition and medical conditions. As well as running the medical screening of the under 5s at the UN registration of all 45000 refugees. Intensive days but humbling work. Beautiful people.. Devastating circumstances. Hoping that I'm am here fulfilling a purpose.. Making a difference..
      Hoping the church prayer team could pray for that.. And for Guidance.. Health of the team.. Of whom at least one member is getting medically evacuated once a wk from differing sicknesses an Hepatitis E. Prayer that I seek him in all I do and grow spiritually to better help and guide those around me.
      Appreciate your prayers, Many thanks, From a very hot (!) and dusty south Sudan. Best wishes, Ali

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, June 02, 2013

 

6/2/2013, #62, 2nd Quarter 2013

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!" And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke. So I said: "Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts." Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth with it, and said: "Behold, this has touched your lips; your iniquity is taken away, and your sin purged." Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here am I! Send me." (Isaiah 6:1-8 )
      Lord, the harvest fields are right outside my door, "Here am I! Send me." (Isaiah 6:8b)

After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. (Luke 10:1)
      "Here am I! Send me." (Isaiah 6:8b)

Then He said to them, "The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. (Luke 10:2)
      "Here am I! Send me." (Isaiah 6:8b)

Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves. (Luke 10:3)
      "Here am I! Send me." (Isaiah 6:8b)

Carry neither money bag, knapsack, nor sandals; and greet no one along the road. (Luke 10:4)
      "Here am I! Send me." (Isaiah 6:8b)

But whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace to this house.' (Luke 10:5)
      "Here am I! Send me." (Isaiah 6:8b)

And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on it; if not, it will return to you. (Luke 10:6)
      "Here am I! Send me." (Isaiah 6:8b)

And remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not go from house to house. (Luke 10:7)
      "Here am I! Send me." (Isaiah 6:8b)

Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. And heal the sick there, and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you.' (Luke 10:8-9)
      "Here am I! Send me." (Isaiah 6:8b)

A word received: Let me be in charge.

Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11),98 * 103; Deut. 11:1-12; Rev. 10:1-11; Matt. 13:44-58
Proper 4 Closest to June 1: 96 or 96:1-9; 1 Kings 8:22-23,27-30,41-43; Galatians 1:1-10; Luke 7:1-10
Monday: 41,52 * 44; Deut. 11:13-19; 2 Cor 5:11-6:2; Luke 17:1-10

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 2 St. Hubert’s, Lake Pleasant – The Rev’d Robert Limpert, The Rev’d John Adams

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
      please pray for Betty who is in her 80s, she had a nasty fall, her wounds have become infected & her confidence shaken
      please pray for a neighbour who was taken to hosptial by ambulance this morning
      please pray for an older lady who is a widow, is lonely & has been suffering from nightmares & hallucinations which seem real to her
      may they know God's healing & restoring power

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, June 01, 2013

 

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, June 1, 2013, 9:10 - 10:40 a.m. Louise Popa, Tonie and Shantavia Loveless Torre Bissell on State St. and Darlene Chesnut and Mark Pasko on Albany St.

+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a--indicates was anointed with Holy Water

State St.

+Marie (woman) -- "for health"

+Luis (man Spanish speaking)

+Hediberto (man) -- "for my wife and my family"

a Tobias (regular) -- He asked prayer for steadiness in God, his struggles with depression, and prayer for Sharon, Lisa, and Dianne.

+Kagigio (man) -- "health and strength"

+Sherri (woman) -- "provision", 3 of her daughters: +Susan, +Lysia, and +Morgan. We prayed that they would grow into the womanhood that God wanted for them.

Steve (regular) -- We prayed that he would continue to take the steps forward in starting his own business.

+a Carlos (man) -- He asked prayer for his family and for those in hospitals.

+a Joseph -- He asked prayer for a place where he could live by himself and for a better job.

Raven -- He accepted prayer for God's blessing but said, "I'm a different religion."

Shantavia (young woman) -- We prayed for her to grow into the woman God wanted her to be.

+a Sheena (woman) -- She asked prayer "for my mom Victoria."

+a Terry (young man) -- He gave his life anew to Jesus and accepted God's forgiveness. He is very worried about his younger brothers who are getting into a bad crowd. He said that we had prayed for him and one of his younger brothers before.

+a Leonard (young man) -- "for my family"

+a Coretha (woman) -- She has given her burdens to Jesus already. We prayed for her and her family.

+a John (man) -- "This is the third time you are praying for me."

+a Jessica (mother and her three children), +a Jaden (Jessica's early teenage son) -- "for my mom"

+a Roosevelt (young man) -- His mother died when he was young and he did not have a good father. He had his two young daughters with him. He is a devoted father to them. We gave him a New Testament with Romans 8:15 marked. We prayed that he would receive a Spirit of adoption and know God as his father. We prayed with him that he would give up violence and weed. He is no longer having sex with his daughter's mother.

+Maria (woman)

+a Rafael (Spanish speaking man)

+a Lloyd -- He has come several times for prayer for sciatic nerve pain. He announced that he is a Rastafarian.

Albany St.

+James -- "stay clean"

+Jewelee -- a place to live and a job

++Mike -- He asked prayer for "family, friends, and provision"

+Xaul -- "girlfriend"

+Juan (Spanish speaking) -- Watch over him and his family

+Premnauth -- "healing" (coughing up yellow), also mind thoughts. He said, "I feel a relief already."

Prayed for protection for mailman walking by.

Dennis -- God's blessing. (He wanted a black cross.)

++Debra -- Strength for her mom (healing, stroke, heart attack)

We saw a couple of "our: crosses on people!!

Robert -- "stay clean" (has been for 2 1/2 months)


 

6/1/2013, #61, 2nd Quarter 2013

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. (2 Corinthians 4:16)
      Holy Spirit, please continue to renew our inward selves so that we can show forth the love of Jesus to others.

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, (2 Corinthians 4:17)
      Jesus, by your stripes we are healed and made whole. Thank you for these present afflictions that come with age. Thank you for the greater glory that is to come to us.

while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:18 )
      Father, please give us spiritual eyes to see the things which are eternal.

For we walk by faith, not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7)
      Jesus, let the light of your gospel shine forth on our path so that we may walk by faith and not by sight. Thank you.

Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; Deut. 5:22-33; 2 Cor. 4:13-5:10; Luke 16:19-31
Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11),98 * 103; Deut. 11:1-12; Rev. 10:1-11; Matt. 13:44-58
Proper 4 Closest to June 1: 96 or 96:1-9; 1 Kings 8:22-23,27-30,41-43; Galatians 1:1-10; Luke 7:1-10

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for apostolic fruitfulness in every Missionary Outpost, June 1 Final preparations for the Diocesan Convention, The Rev’d Gary Strubel, The Rev’d Lorraine Thurber

***** From: Deacon Alan Hart
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2013 4:53 PM
Subject: nice little prayer story ... and true!
Hi Torre: I thought you might like to hear this little prayer story.
      This past Monday evening around 6 p.m. I was taking my usual daily mile-or-so run along busy Route 5 when I noticed that one of my female neighbors (the family just moved in to the neighborhood recently) was yelling and pleading to a large bird that was sitting high on a power line in front of their house. A little girl, her daughter, was crying as she stood next to her. I could see it was no ordinary outdoor bird; it was a household pet. I crossed the highway to see if I could help at all, and the woman told me it was their pet conure, and his name was "Leonard." She said it had flown out of an open window on Saturday when she was cleaning his cage, and no amount of coaxing was working. Her husband then came out of the house, too, and he explained that he had tried "everything" trying to get their bird back. He'd used ladders, a fishing net with a long handle attached to a broom ... everything. They had the bird's cage on the lawn, hoping maybe it would see it and want to fly back down to the safety of his cage. No such luck.
      That's when I told the family, "I'm a clergyman, and I believe in prayer. Would it be OK with you if I pray for him to be returned to you?" They heartily agreed, and so a few seconds later there we all were on Route 5 with our heads bowed as I prayed aloud that God would return "Leonard" safely to this family. When I finished, they thanked me, and I told them I would keep praying that everything would work out and the bird would come down. (As we all know, usually when household birds fly out into the outdoors, it's usually an unhappy result. The bird gets confused and scared and won't come down.) So I left them and I finished my run and went home.
      Today (Friday) I set out a little while ago on another run again, and as I was passing this neighbor's house again the husband came running out of the house and excitedly flagged me down, wanting to speak to me. As I went over to him, he had his arm outstretched to shake my hand. He said, "Hey Reverend, I have been hoping I'd see you again to thank you. Reverend, THANK YOU for your prayer that day. You know, you weren't even 100 yards away from us when Leonard suddenly flew down here on the grass! My wife pushed the cage closer to him, and he walked right in the cage, so we got him back! My wife and daughter are just so happy that we got Leonard back. Thank you!"
      I told him, "Well, it's like I am always telling people, prayer sometimes is the LAST thing we think of doing in a bad situation when it really ought to be the FIRST thing we do."
      Just thought you'd like to hear what we already knew ... God hears and answers our prayers. His eye is not just on the sparrow -- it's on the conure! --- deacon alan

***** From: Christine Hales
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Subject: Here's the link!
      HI Friends and family: Sorry - since we've changed the Kingdom Arts Ministry website format, yo would need to click ob the Archive for May to see the new blog. Here's the link : http://kingdomartsministry.com/2013/05/ :) We have a lot of news to share! Here's our latest blog and we hope you'll get back to us with your thoughts and prayers. Much love, Michael and Christine Hales

Albany Intercessor


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